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Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey is one of my favourite fragrances. With its gorgeous, floral and kind of sweet smell I think it is perfect. Whenever I wear the perfume I feel ever so slightly sexier and it is rare I feel sexy these days! I was over the moon when my parents bought me a gift set which included a 100ml moisturising body lotion along with the perfume and I couldn't wait to try it.
The tube is nothing special at all to look at. It is white with a silvery grey writing on it and that is all really. There is a screw lid at the bottom of the tube. I always find these quite handy as it means that the tube can rest on it and will always stand up nicely on my dressing table.
When you screw off the lid you have the nozzle in which the cream comes out of. You need to squeeze the tube gently to get some of the lotion on to your hands. You will notice immediately when the lotion begins to come out what an amazing smell it has. It is nowhere near as strong as the perfume itself but it is sweet and smells divine.
The lotion isn't too thick or too runny and I would say it is just about right. You don't need a huge amount to rub on to your body and it rubs in well. You are not left with skin that feels greasy afterwards. I wouldn't say that it makes my skin feel moisturised, which is what it is meant to do, but I don't really care to be honest. The smell of the product is more than enough to keep me happy.
The fragrance of the lotion will linger on your skin for a good few hours in my experience and it makes a great base if you are having a nice night out and want to apply this before applying your Issey Miyake perfume.
Now for the bad part....you can buy this lotion from Boots for £27.00 for 200ml. Whilst it does last a long time I wouldn't be able to afford to go out and purchase a body lotion that is that expensive sadly. An option may be to wait until the festive period when the gift sets are always about and work out at better value.
I do recommend this product totally-if you can afford the hefty price tag.